Since Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai started, students belonging to other Dojo (Zaidan Hojin Aikikai etc) have been allowed to keep their Dan by equivalence. However, this policy remains true only for the common students status, and in any case, do not applies as any “instructor level” neither “instructor status”.
Only instructors who succeeded an Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai Dan examination can deliver an Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai Dan or Kyu. Anyone coming from a different Dojo (Zaidan Hojin Aikikai etc) who may want to deliver Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai grades to his/her students shall successfully validate its actual Dan through a duly Iwama Shinshin Aiki Shurenkai examination. This examination shall take place at Iwama Honbu Dojo or in a Dojo duly indicated by Saito Hitohiro Jukucho.
Should you need any further information to validate your Dan, please contact us. Iwama Shinshin Headquarters